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First successful English colony in N America, kinda
First colonial legislature in Virginia. Only white male landowners represented. Belief in self govt.
Puritans fleeing religious persecution in England are headed towards Virginia. They miss and land outside the colony, create the Mayflower Compact as a kind of provisional government. Only men sign it.
"Puritan City on a Hill," the non-seperationist Puritans got a charter from the crown
Formed to protect Massachusetts and Connecticut during Indian Wars.
Only toleration for Christians, caused by grumpy religions such as Quakers, Puritans, and Catholics
Nathaniel Bacon & Indentured Servants vs. Governor William Berkeley of Jamestown. Indentured servitude turned into slavery after rebellion.
After glorious revolution, wanted to launch offensive against Canada
Period of religious revival across colonies
John P. Zenger arrested for publishing seditious things against governor. Ruled him innocent, said free people should have a right to publicly remonstrate against abuse. Freedom of press
20 black Carolinians met near Stono River. Took guns & powder from store, killed storekeepers. Burned houses and killed whites. Largest slave revolt in colonies prior to revolution.
B. Franklin's plan for joint protection of colonies
Colonists can't go past the Appalachians
People marched demanding protection from indians
Tax on Sugar and Molasses and stuff
Tax created to make smuggling harder in colonies. Pissed Americans off, led to Stamp Act Congress
Formed to protest Stamp Act, Issued Declaration of Rights and Grievances which was formally ignored by Parliament.
Colonists must allow British troops to lodge with them
Issued after Stamp Act was repealed; reaffirmed dominance of the crown.
Plan to put taxes on most popular items imported to colonies, led to raised tensions between Colonists and Brits
Ignited the spark between Brits and Colonists. British troops were being harassed and kinda accidentally ended up killing some people
Sam Adams talks colonists into dumping a bunch of tea into the Boston Harbor
Called for a boycott on British goods
First battle of Revolution! The British came, the British came!
Early Revolutionary battle, victory for British despite many deaths
Govt. could raise armies, declare war, sign treaties. Could NOT tax
Turning point! Franco-American Alliance! Other nations form non-alliance with Britain!
Last battle with British, we win!
Ends Revolutionary War
Helped decide how the west would be settled
Farmers being crushed by taxes
Started by Shay's Rebellion. Ends up replacing Articles of Confederation with Constitution
1. Great Compromise
2. 3/5 Compromises
-Southern slaves count as 3/5 of a person, also get taxed
-South agreed to federal control over foreign & interstate trade, importation of slaves allowed for 20 years. Govt. can collect import taxes
Creates path to statehood, No slavery beyond it
Bye Bye Articles of Confederation!
Created Supreme Court
Peaceful transition of powers!
Marshall was the Chief justice, Hugely federalist, Marbury v Madison, etc.
Biggest Territorial acquisition in US history! Jefferson!
Adams-Onis Treaty, US pays $5 mil
Enters Missouri as slave state and Maine as free state, sets latitude for free states
Congress passed a tariff, SC tried to nullify, was eventually shut down
Law passed by Congress to resettle Indian Tribes to Oklahoma Territory
Reduced rotective tariff that caused nullification crisis
Relocation of Indians, very brutal
declared independent from mexico, annexed into US
Forty-ninth parallel between US and Britain
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo after Mexican American War
First women's rights convention
Admits Cali as free state, divides the rests of Southwest into territories, gives them self determination. Bans slavery in DC. Stronger fugitive slave code
Reinforces original fugitive slave law, must bring slaves back to owners
Novel that describe cruelty of slavery and increased tensions for both pro and anti slaveries
Purchases land from mexico to build railroad
Kansas and Nebraska territories get popular sovereignty, invalidates missouri compromise and northwest ordinance
John Brown hoped to raid the federal arsenal and distribute weapons to slaves to cause a revolt
Supreme Court says slaves are property, every state might as well be a slave state.
After Lincoln is elected all the Southern states begin to secede, started by SC
First battle of Civil war
Union plan to squeeze south to death with Naval blockade and such
Bloodiest day in Civil War
Union victory, very deadly battle
Inspired nation to rally behind Union cause
Political move to free southern slaves, added moral cause to union
Deadly riots protesting the draft
Southerners were growing sick of not having supplies so the women rose up and looted
Cut the confederacy in half
Cause started after this, Brits wanted taxes to pay for this war
Taxes and shit
Passed to punish Mass. for the Boston Tea party.. Closed Boston harbor, shut down civilian courts, forced colonists to house troops, placed colony under rule of appointed governor
American Revolution. Bam! 25,324 American deaths, cost $101.1 mil, ended in Treaty of Paris
Peaceful party transition = final battle of revolution in 1800
Fought against GB Because Britain was interfering with US shipping. America became more credible as a nation. No land changed hands.
US manifest destiny caused us to essentially declare war on Mexico for no reason to take territory from them. Gained California, Nevada, Utah, etc.
Federal, obviously. FOR THE UNION!
Era of Good Feelings
Andrew Jackson, Later turns into Democratic
-Develops executive branch
-2 term limit
-Alien & Sedition Acts
-Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions
-Louisiana Purchase / Lewis and Clark
-Era of the Small Farmer
-Slave trade abolished
-President during war of 1812
-Era of Good Feelings
-Era of Ill Feelings
-Supports Abolitionism later in HOR
-Democrat (Founded Party)
-Era of Common Man
-Trail of Tears
-Panic of 1837
-Largest Voter turn out ever
-Dies in office
-1st VP to take Presidency
-Does nothing cool
-Manifest Destiny all the way
-Mexican war, cession
-Dies in office
-Compromise of 1850
-Uncle Tom's Cabin released during presidency
-Election where slavery is THE issue
-Supports amend. to Const. protecting slavery
-President when South secedes
-Civil War President
-You should know what he does